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Michael Godard's hometown gallery Inside Las Vegas' Rio Hotel and Casino on the second level of the Masquerade Village just 2 doors down from the VooDoo Lounge. Michael Godaard art, Scott Jacobs art, BoneDaddy art, Paul Butvila art, Stickman art Stacey Wells art..

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(Monroe/Manson) - Something Beautiful or Something Free

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(Monroe/Manson) - Something Beautiful or Something Free

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SE Series Edition of 150      $500
18 x 27
Unframed & ready to hang.

Signed & Numbered Edition of 250     $995
24 x 36
Unframed & ready to hang.

Artist Proof Edition of 50      $1,895
5-Color Embellished
30 x 45
Unframed & ready to hang.

- This is a gallery wrapped giclee' on canvas on 1.50" stretcher bars and is ready to hang.
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- Each piece comes with the Certificate of Authenticity and Warranty.
- If ever damaged or stolen, your item may be replaced for the cost of printing if verifiable with your Certificate of Authenticity and a Police or Insurance report.

 

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Everything about this piece is contradictory. The subject matter, the detail and even the inspiration. The inspiration is one-part compromise and one-part giant middle finger to the icon art world. If you’re an icon artist, you will be inundated with requests for Marilyn Monroe. I believe most of these requests are simply because her image sells. I can’t think of a less inspired reason to paint something than simply for monetary gain with no emotional connection. Simply put, she has become the ultimate cliché in the industry, and that’s why I never thought I would paint her. 

The compromise came with this concept. Although I have no emotional connection to Monroe, I’ve had a huge connection with Manson since I first ran across him in the 90’s. To me, he is the perfect intersection of audio and visual art, and his constant reinvention of himself has helped to maintain my intrigue, and his relevance. 

The concept of the “mash up” transformed, or morphed, over many variations before settling on this final image. I understand the target audience is greatly diminished by not doing a standard Monroe piece, but I salvaged my integrity by approaching her this way. As for the numerous people who have requested a Marilyn Monroe over the years in the hopes of a retail bonanza…to quote the man himself, “I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers”.